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Today's Lesson
INVADE   侵略する


  • To invade  a city, country, etc. is to enter it using force in order to take control of it.

    An invasion  is an event of this kind.
  • invade  は、武力に訴えて都市や国家に入り込み、その地域を支配する――つまり、侵略する、という意味です。

    名詞形は、invasion  で、侵略という意味です。


  1. Napoleon wanted to invade  England, but he was never able to do it.
  2. Orson Welles' radio drama "The War of the Worlds" made many people believe that Martians (= creatures from Mars) were invading  the planet.
  3. Britain and France went to war with Germany after the invasion  of Poland.
  4. The Normandy Invasion  is known as D-Day.
  5. Many Hollywood movies in the 1950s were about alien invasions.

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